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Old 06-16-2009, 04:07 AM
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Just trying to wrap my head around what browsers are common amongst our users.

IE's refusal to play nice with Google Maps more advanced functions has led me to actually think about different versions of my new maps for Firefox/safari/opera and IE.


EDIT this thread has been retired see the new version here Poll: Browser Usage? 2021 Update

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I'm on IE on my PC, but thinking of swapping to firefox. At the minute though I'm mostly browsing via my BlackBerry - saves me climbing the stairs with my (still!) duff knee.
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I do general browsing with IE, any secure things like banking etc, I use Firefox and I use Opera when Windows decides to pull one of their stupid tricks and not want to work.

Now the interesting question is... what version of Windows are you using. I am still using XP on my main computer and the laptop came with Vista which I hate.
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I use IE at work (like now) but when I'm at home I use Firefox and at home is where I post new threads and write my lengthier posts.
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I use IE at work (like now) but when I'm at home I use Firefox and at home is where I post new threads and write my lengthier posts.
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As far as operating systems, I paid an extra $200 on my laptop for a version of Vista that came with a free "downgrade" to XP. Capitalism...
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IE for me, both at work and home. XP at work and Vista at home.
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Firefox and XP, although I hung on to Netscape for a couple months after it was no longer supported last year.

(As recently as spring 2007 I was on the web with a P200 computer running Win98SE and Netscape 4.79)

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Firefox and XP, although I hung on to Netscape for a couple months after it was no longer supported last year.

(As recently as spring 2007 I was on the web with a P200 computer running Win98SE and Netscape 4.79)

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I am glad that Firefox seems to be getting some traction. Unfortunately Internet Explorer users will have less of a good time on my new project. Nuclear strikes take like 25 times longer to display and are visually crooked, due to the fact that Microsoft insists on using their graphics rendering engine rather than the one Google provides.

Example below.


See how the circles are not centered and crooked in IE. I suppose that it could be considered to be random effects, but the fact that IE takes 7-8 seconds to less accurately render 25 nuclear strikes while Firefox does it perfectly in less than half a second is just really annoying.

IMO anyone who uses Google maps regularly on IE should consider trying out Firefox. Personally I had no idea that there was such a difference in rendering speed when displaying complicated routes and traffic or such.

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I use Opera at home and IE at work.
I'd seriously consider ditching anything to do with Microstuffed if I could.
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IE at home and Firefox at work. In both cases with XP. Most probably I will end using Firefox at home, too.
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AOL uses IE and some of it's own. Essentially you can't run AOL if you remove IE. But if IE isn't working, chances are AOL is.

I know this because I use AOL and/or IE at home, and IE at work.

XP for both places.

I tried Firefox but too many sites that I visited didn't support or display correctly with Firefox. So I junked that browser. What's the point of getting a browser that you can't see half the sites you visit?
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I tried Firefox but too many sites that I visited didn't support or display correctly with Firefox. So I junked that browser. What's the point of getting a browser that you can't see half the sites you visit?
I am actually very surprised by that as most developers I know use Firefox. Although Firefox follows web development protocols more stringently than IE does, so an improperly built site can have issues.

If this experience was more than 18 months ago, I might give it another try. As you can see from the results here developers now have to consider Firefox to be a significant portion of the user base.

Other than a site where active-x is required I only open IE for testing purposes and I have not seen a site that has not rendered properly in Firefox for quite a while.
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I've been using Firefox for about a year and I don't remember ever having seen a website that Firefox hasn't displayed properly.
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Firefox at home, IE7 at work. The company intranet was designed for IE and although Firefox works, the website flashes an error message after every click.
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I tried Firefox but too many sites that I visited didn't support or display correctly with Firefox. So I junked that browser. What's the point of getting a browser that you can't see half the sites you visit?
I get this occasionally, especially when displaying newspaper column style pages with embedded pics - often the text gets pushed the wrong way.

There's a nifty little addon for Firefox called IEView which does exactly what it says on the tin - a right click menu option to open that page in IE.
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Thanks, O'Borg! At least ONE other person knows what I'm talking about. I know it wasn't just my imagination.
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I've been using XP and IE7.. No problems so far.....???!!!
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I've been using XP and IE7.. No problems so far.....???!!!
My mother's using XP and IE8. The only problem she has is every time she tries to go tvguide.com, the browser crashes. I'm thinking of putting Firefox on her computer.
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My mother's using XP and IE8. The only problem she has is every time she tries to go tvguide.com, the browser crashes. I'm thinking of putting Firefox on her computer.
Well you could reassure your mum that Firefox is easy to use. I think it is a good idea.
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Firefox is the current winner for me mostly because of the addons that are available. I've also played with Google's Chrome browser and I think it might be a bit better but lacks the third party addons. Once they start appearing I will probably move to it
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Firefox is the best in my opinion. Firefox is safer than IE, has loads of add-ons, and the latest version is about a fast as Chrome. As for incompatibility with certain web sites, that would be the fault of dimwitted web designers.
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Firefox as of about six months ago, but still use IE8 for some things.

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My PC a few weeks ago stopped running Firefox of any version, so i moved to Opera (IE8 and Google Chrome won't run on the system, either)
Are you having any problems with Java applets, Flash applets, or Acrobat/Acrobat Reader?
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